View this email in your browser

The eNews
Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769             February 17, 2022

Sledding Party at Pellston Pioneer Park February 19th
Please join your neighbors at Pioneer Park on February 19 from noon to 3 pm for a sledding party!  Complimentary hot chocolate and hot dogs will be provided. The ice rink at the corner of Milton and Main will also be open, weather permitting. Ice skates will be available to borrow.
(Photo:  King penguins, South Georgia Island. Not quite your neighbors, but they do a remarkable body surf instead of sledding.)
Watershed Council New Director
      Building upon the strong partnerships and reputation cultivated by recently retired Executive Director Gail Gruenwald, the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council board is excited to announce that Katie Wolf will serve as the new executive director starting March 1, 2022. Wolf currently works for NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) headquartered in Alpena, Mich. She has worn multiple hats on behalf of the sanctuary and its affiliated nonprofit, Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, for more than five years, often serving as media and community spokesperson and point person for public engagement, education, and development.
     “Katie has a solid environmental science background combined with years of experience in nonprofit management, public policy, advocacy, communications, and fundraising, as well as extensive Great Lakes regional and national networks,” said Watershed Council Board President Claire Rasmussen. “The board is delighted to find a new leader who has such depth and breadth of knowledge about watershed issues, a lifelong passion for protecting our natural resources, and the energy, integrity, and people skills to move the Council forward in such uncertain global times,” added Rasmussen.
Complete announcement of Ms. Wolf’s appointment  
Watershed Council’s Ice Breaker Talks-UPDATED
         Join the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council’s Ice Breaker Talks on Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 PM for these free sessions online.  Visit link below to register for the Zoom online talk:
  • MARCH 9, “Loons and avian botulism,” presented by Damon McCormick of Common Coast Research & Conservation. McCormick will discuss his long-term research on loons and avian botulism, which causes bird deaths from the botulinum toxin. (Date change from February)
  • Feb. 23, “Manoomin—the food that grows on the water,” presented by Roger LaBine from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Cortney Collia. They’ll speak about their years working to preserve manoomin (wild rice) and Anishinaabe cultural practices surrounding its restoration, growth, and harvest in Northern Michigan. 
  • March 2, “LTBB restoring sturgeon,” presented by Kris Dey, hatchery manager at the Little Traverse Bay Bands (LTBB) of Odawa Indians Fisheries Enhancement Facility. Dey will speak on LTBB’s lake sturgeon restoration and work on the Burt Lake Watershed. 
  • March 16, “Rolling on the rivers,” presented by Brian Kozminski of True North Trout. Join Kozminski as he regales you with tales of enjoying peace and quiet on northern rivers. Expect a few fly-fishing tips from a master.
You can watch Ice Breaker sessions on the Watershed Council’s YouTube channel,, shortly after each event. 
Harbor Springs Restaurant Week February 25-March 6
The Chamber's Spring Restaurant Week includes 12 local eateries offering specials from Friday, February 25th, through Sunday, March 6th.
There are no pre-set price points. Participating restaurants have the flexibility to offer whatever specials work best for them. Here are the participating restaurants - click the menus to view details.
  • Bar Harbor - Menu
  • Crow's Nest - Menu
  • Highlands at Harbor Springs - Menu
  • Northern Lights Recreation - Menu
  • One Thirty Eight Cocktail Lounge - Menu
  • Paper Station Bistro - Menu
  • Pierson's Grille & Spirits - Menu
  • Small Batch at the Cupola - Menu
  • Stafford's Pier - Menu
  • State Road Provisions - Menu
  • The New York Restaurant - Menu
  • Vernales - Menu

Check out all the special menus for Restaurant Week 
Douglas Lake Improvement Association    ─   Dues are $25 a year 
Mailing address: DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

See the Membership tab for the 
New Member/Update Member Form
or send membership updates to 
Send News Articles and Obituaries to
Send pictures/photos for DL calendar to
The eNews is published twice a month in-season and
as needed (~once a month) off-season.

The DLIA Newsletter is published twice a year - Fall and Spring.
The deadline for May 2022 DLIA Newsletter is April 15. 
Note: We appreciate the obituaries being brief (300 words or less)
and relevant to Douglas Lake. News articles should not exceed 700
words unless approved by the editor. Please be aware
that any article or obituary may be edited to fit into the layout.

Please add the addresses below to your contacts list to ensure that DLIA electronic communications are delivered to your  email Inbox and are not marked as spam or junk mail: 
This will place the eNews and Newsletter into your Inbox.
Copyright © 2022 Douglas Lake Improvement Association, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp